Day: December 8, 2018

Barricades burn as new ‘yellow vest’ protests hit Paris

French “yellow vest” demonstrators clashed with riot police in Paris on Saturday in the latest round of protests against President Emmanuel Macron, but the city appeared to be escaping the large-scale destruction of a week earlier due to heavy security. Armoured vehicles rolled through central Paris as protesters, […]

Man arrested for taking loans on ‘fake’ bank accounts

New Delhi, Dec 8:  A 32-year-old man was arrested for allegedly cheating bank by opening fake accounts and later getting away after taking credit card and loans, police said Saturday. The accused was identified as Sanjeet Kumar, a resident of Vaishali district in Bihar. On February 1, a bank […]

Sushil Modi takes dig at Sharad Yadav over benami wealth

Patna, Dec 8:  Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday took potshots at Loktantrik Janata Dal founder Sharad Yadav, saying the former JD(U) chief found nothing wrong with the benami wealth allegedly owned by the family of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad. Prasad is serving sentences in fodder […]

Swaraj holds talks with counterpart from Iceland

New Delhi, Dec 8: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Saturday held wide-ranging talks with her counterpart from Iceland Guolaugur or on ways to deepen bilateral ties in areas of trade, investment and energy. Por on his maiden visit to India, “came in the inaugural flight of WOW airlines, the […]

Battle of wills: Tiny order of French nuns takes on Vatican

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has an unusual dilemma on its hands after nearly all the nuns in a tiny French religious order threatened to renounce their vows rather than accept the Holy See’s decision to remove their superior. The sisters argue that the Vatican commissioners sent to […]

‘Dumb’ and ‘lazy’ – Trump lashes back at Tillerson criticism

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, never known for taking criticism lying down, responded to unkind words from his former secretary of state Rex Tillerson on Friday by calling Tillerson “dumb as a rock” and “lazy as hell.” During a rare public appearance in Houston on Thursday evening, Tillerson, […]

Africa’s solid waste is growing, posing a climate threat

NAIROBI, Kenya — No one would envy a life of scavenging in Kenya’s biggest landfill, but Daniel Kiarie says he would never leave it. Birds circle overhead and dogs scuffle as the 35-year-old moves through the filth of Nairobi, intent on useful finds. Ground-up garbage, from used hospital […]

Ecuador: Enough UK guarantees for Assange to leave embassy

QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador’s president has ramped up pressure on Julian Assange to leave his country’s embassy in London, saying that Britain had provided sufficient guarantees that the WikiLeaks founder won’t be extradited to face the death penalty abroad. Lenin Moreno’s comments in a radio interview Thursday suggest […]

Closer legal peril for Trump in probes; he sees no collusion

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered “political synergy” with the Trump election campaign and proposed a meeting between the candidate and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the federal special counsel said. Court filings […]